Curbing the Frustrations: 4 Tactics to Reducing Parental Anger

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No matter what we are trying to do, sometimes we can feel the pressures bubbling underneath us. Ensuring that we can control this tension that can easily turn into anger is not an easy thing. This is why you have to learn how to control your anger. Here are some things you can try.

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Relaxation Practices

Many parents have their own ways to calm down in a moment when things seem incredibly overwhelming. Some parents have to focus on their breath, some parents use positive mental imagery to take them away from the situation, but a lot of parents are now using CBD products.

Products such as CBD ingestibles can do a lot to help you calm down, as long as you keep using them. A lot of people find that CBD works wonders with a number of other components of their life. So if you’re looking to try and boost your mood, CBD, in combination with another tactic like deep breathing can do a lot.

Find Your Trigger

If you do not understand what your trigger is, this is an incredibly important thing to do. You need to undertake some detective work to understand which triggers will leave you to respond with anger. You may very well think that it’s your child that’s making you angry, but what is it specifically about your child?

What are they doing at that moment? Are they not listening, or are they doing something that they know is annoying you, so, therefore, they keep repeating it? When you start to understand what the triggers are, you can either shut them down or you can step away from the situation.

Listen to Your Thoughts

This can be incredibly tricky but vital. In trigger situations, some parents may feel helpless or overwhelmed. You might be thinking that you cannot handle this, and when you start a listen to your thoughts, it’s vital to identify anything that is hidden underneath. You might think that you are just angry, but what is it really that is permeating this anger? Because if you are starting to listen to these thoughts, it can make you realize that it’s not just about anger bubbling over.

Reevaluate the Situation

Rather than just stepping away and brushing everything under the carpet, the next time something happens, you can look at the situation with a clear head and see what you could have done differently next time. Once we identify the triggers and the situation, we can start to brainstorm appropriate solutions, not just for us, but for our child.

The important thing is that with any change we’ve got to start repeating these efforts. It’s not going to happen overnight.

If you are tired of being an angry parent, you’re not alone! We all feel that there is the pressure to do so much, and when our children are either not listening or we are struggling to reduce stress in our life, we’ve got to use some of the best techniques to curb the frustrations.

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Kori

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Kori is a late diagnosed neurodivergent mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, and coach; Kori shares neurodivergent life in a neurotypical world while helping others to do the same. As an empath, HSP, and highly intuitive individual, Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori provides life coaching services for neurodivergent women (and those who identify as women) as well as Oracle card reading, Tarot card readings, and energy healing.

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